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S_TRA_2017A 03/07/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Date: 03/07/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:05 PM to 03:09 PM
Scott
X
Todd
X
Place: SCR 352
Zenzinger
X
Cooke
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Baumgardner
X
Senator Baumgardner
This Report was prepared by
Jessika Shipley
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1151

HB17-1107
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





02:05 PM -- HB17-1151



Senators Hill and Kerr, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1151. The bill removes electrical assisted bicycles from the definition of motor vehicle and defines an electrical assisted bicycle as a bicycle equipped with an electric motor not exceeding 750 watts of power. This bill creates three classes of electrical assisted bicycles. Every manufacturer or distributor of new electrical assisted bicycles is required to attach a label that contains the classification number, as shown in Table 1. A person is prohibited from modifying an electrical assisted bicycle without replacing the classification label. Electrical assisted bicycles must comply with the equipment and manufacturing requirements for bicycles adopted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Anyone who violates the labeling and equipment provisions is subject to a Class B traffic infraction, with a fine of $15 and a surcharge of $6. Local authorities may prohibit the operation of Class 1 or Class 2 electrical assisted bicycles on a bike or pedestrian path under it's jurisdiction.



02:10 PM --
J. David McNeil, representing the Denver Electric Vehicle Council, testified in support of the bill. He provided written copies of his testimony (Attachment A).



17SenateTran0307AttachA.pdf17SenateTran0307AttachA.pdf



02:14 PM --
Ken Miner, representing Haibike USA, testified in support of the bill.

























02:17 PM --
Jenn Dice, representing People for Bikes and the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association, testified in support of the bill. She provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments B and C). She responded to questions from the committee.



17SenateTran0307AttachB.pdf17SenateTran0307AttachB.pdf 17SenateTran0307AttachC.pdf17SenateTran0307AttachC.pdf



02:24 PM --
Jason West, representing SRAM Corporation, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:31 PM --
Barbara Buchli, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



02:39 PM --
Ted Heyd, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:48 PM --
Sherri O'Hara, representing Small Planet E-Bikes, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
Mara Bundt-Law, representing Good Turn Cycles, testified in support of the bill.





02:56 PM



Senator Hill indicated his intention to work with stakeholders to draft an amendment to address Mr. McNeil's concerns. Senator Baumgardner announced that the bill would be laid over for action only. The committee took a brief recess.

























































02:59 PM -- HB17-1107



The committee returned to order. Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1107. The reengrossed bill primarily modifies state law to replace the term "Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS)" with the term "Driver License, Record, Identification, and Vehicle Enterprise Solution (DRIVES)" and creates two revenue transfers from the CSTARS account to the newly created Colorado DRIVES Vehicle Services account as follows:

      33 percent of the CSTARS account fund balance to the DRIVES account on September 1, 2018; and

      the remainder of the CSTARS account fund balance to the DRIVES account on June 30, 2019.



In addition, the bill:

      replaces the CSTARS Advisory Committee, which is currently composed of seven county clerks, with the DRIVES County Governance Committee, composed of nine total members including six county clerks, two Department of Revenue (DOR) employees, and one Office of Information Technology (OIT) employee, who approve DRIVES' annual operating budget and may establish subcommittees and working groups to report to the committee;

      authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to share images with driver license agencies in other states;clarifies responsibility for title and registration documents between county clerks and DOR;

      codifies in law the practice whereby county clerks transfer motor vehicle transaction revenue electronically to the DMV;

      aligns the terms "authorized agent" and "county clerk" to be synonymous, and redefines last know address for notifications regarding driving privileges; and

      redirects CSTARS account revenue to the DRIVES account as of September 1, 2018.



03:03 PM --
Maren Rubino, representing the DMV, testified in support of the bill. A fact sheet (Attachment D) and a position paper (Attachment E) were distributed to the committee.



17SenateTran0307AttachD.pdf17SenateTran0307AttachD.pdf 17SenateTran0307AttachE.pdf17SenateTran0307AttachE.pdf



03:05 PM --
Pam Anderson, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill.









































03:06 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik responded to questions from the committee about the fiscal note.

BILL: HB17-1107
TIME: 03:08:35 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1107 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:09 PM



The committee adjourned.


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